Steve Adubato, Ph.D., enjoys a distinguished career as a broadcaster, author, university professor and motivational speaker. A trainer and coach in the areas of communication and leadership skills, Steve also served in the mid 1980's as New Jersey's youngest state legislator at the age of 26.
|Steve Adubato, PhD Receives the
2012 Rutgers University Distinguished Alumni Award
Steve Adubato and Dr. Jorge Schement, Dean of the RU School of Communication & Information, at the 2012 SC&I Alumni Association Dinner
Steve currently anchors three public television broadcasts produced by the Caucus Educational Corporation (CEC) — Caucus: New Jersey, an Emmy Award-winning public affairs television series; New Jersey Capitol Report, a weekly program covering New Jersey’s most pressing policy issues; and One-on-One with Steve Adubato, CEC’s nightly public television series that brings viewers in-depth interviews with some of the region’s most compelling personalities, including artists, authors, health experts, politicians, and sports icons, as well as “ordinary” people who accomplish extraordinary things. Steve has also anchored many high-profile television specials including an exclusive, live primetime interview with Governor Chris Christie and a primetime special with US Senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker.
These series air on PBS stations Thirteen/WNET (the PBS flagship station in New York), NJTV (New Jersey’s public television station), and WHYY-TV 12 (Philadelphia public television), and can be found online at SteveAdubato.org. CEC programming also airs on cable on Verizon FiOS1 and is carried on NPR radio stations WNYC and WBGO.
Steve has been the recipient of four prestigious Emmy Awards for his work on public television. In 1995, 2000 and again in 2001, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Steve with Emmy Awards in the category of “Best Host.”
In addition to his work on public television, Steve regularly appears on the TODAY Show, CNN, FOX News and FOX5 in New York as a media and political analyst. Steve has also done significant work on the radio by offering contributing commentary on NPR as well as top radio stations in New York including 77WABC, WOR 710 and AM970.
Dr. Adubato is a Rutgers University visiting lecturer with a PhD from Rutgers in the field of mass communication and a Masters from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers. He is also a Rutgers University visiting lecturer and a “distinguished visiting professor” at NYU and NJIT and has previously taught at Montclair State University and Seton Hall University. His academic research and writing has focused on the role of the media in American society and the current state of journalism.
A much sought-after motivational speaker through his company Stand & Deliver, Steve has conducted communication and leadership workshops for a variety of clients in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Stand & Deliver is a dynamic, hands-on professional development and executive coaching program, which Steve created to help today’s professionals reach their potential as leaders. Through Stand & Deliver, Steve developed the “Lessons in Leadership” platform to provide real-life leadership advice, tips and tools through columns, videos, seminars, and his soon-to-be-published book, “Lessons in Leadership.” “Lessons in Leadership” columns and videos can be found in New Jersey Business Magazine, NJBMagazine.com, PolitickerNJ.com, NJ.com, AM970TheAnswer.com, NewJerseyNewsroom.com and SteveAdubato.org.
Steve has been named as one of New Jersey’s “Power 100” – New Jersey’s 100 most influential people – by PolickerNJ.com. In addition, New Jersey Monthly magazine, named Steve one of the top five most powerful media figures in the state, as one of the “50 Most Interesting People” in the state, and as one of the “25 Most Influential People in New Jersey.”
Finally, Steve is the author of the books,Speak
from the Heart: Be Yourself and Get Results (Simon & Schuster), which was featured in Fortune Magazine, as well as Make the Connection: Improve Your Communication at Work and at Home and What Were They Thinking? Crisis Communication: The good, the bad and the totally clueless, both published by Rutgers University Press. His fourth book is entitled You Are the Brand and examines the brand strategies of over thirty individuals and companies. His soon-to-be-published book is entitled Lessons in Leadership.
Mary K. Gamba
For the past 12 years, Mary Gamba has worked closely with Steve Adubato to develop customized, dynamic and interactive leadership development seminars and workshops as well as executive coaching programs that have had a huge impact on Stand & Deliver clients.
Mary’s expertise focuses on customer service, employee coaching and engagement and the branding and marketing of individuals and their organization. Mary and Steve are a dynamic team who understand the needs of their clients and respond to those needs consistently. Long-time Stand & Deliver friend and author Jack Mitchell wrote a wonderful book “Hug Your Customers” and that “hugging” philosophy of exceptional customer service is what drives Mary every day.
Mary works hand in hand with Stand & Deliver clients on every aspect of seminar and workshop logistics as well as developing customized executive coaching plans for our clients. Here’s what just some Stand & Deliver clients say about Mary Gamba and her attention to detail.
“It’s simple, Mary get’s it done! She takes challenges head on, finds solutions and then executes flawlessly.”
-- D. Nicholas Miceli, Market President, TD Bank
“Mary Gamba brings new meaning to the term 'beyond responsive.' Not only does she anticipate my needs with near-perfect accuracy, she answers my inquiries so promptly that sometimes it seems as though I couldn't have even actually sent the inquiry yet!”
-- Scott Lakefield, Program Director, WOR 710 NewsTalk Radio
“In my many years of interacting with Mary, she has always been truly terrific, cordial and genuinely thoughtful of clients.”
-- Fran Cubisino, Executive Assistant to Robert DeMeola, Chief Operating Officer, JH Cohn
“Mary has a can-do attitude and goes above and beyond to continually meet and exceed client expectations. Her professional brand truly reflects the cornerstones of what makes Stand & Deliver stand out from the rest.”
-- Nick Matarazzo, Chief Executive Officer, Jumpstart Automotive Group
“Working with Mary has always been a pleasure. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and cooperative spirit make all our joint ventures flow smoothly and successfully. When Mary is involved I never worry about the outcome.”
-- Karen Tucker, Executive Director, Adler Aphasia Center
“Mary Gamba gets it done. She executes on Steve Adubato’s behalf in the most responsive and professional way. You can't ask for a better business partner or advocate of your interests…not to mention she makes it fun!”
-- Robb Sansone, Executive Vice President, CFO Fedway Associates, Inc.
“Mary's extraordinary attention to detail, relentless energy and her unfailing patience make her a joy to work with. She is the consummate professional!”
“MDAdvantage has worked with Stand & Deliver for many years – always with excellent results. Mary Gamba is always our contact. Her exceptional conceptual skills, strong communication skills and flawless follow through result in one satisfying outcome after another. I can’t imagine a collaboration without Mary’s skills as its core.”
-- Fran Durst, Northeast Communications Manager, Wells Fargo
-- Patricia Costante, Chairman and CEO, MdAdvantage